Making an Earth-Friendly Landscape: Taking Xeriscaping to the Next Level

Much ado has been made about native landscaping or Xeriscaping, that eco-friendly process of creating landscapes from native plants that reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water.  By taking some of its principles and designing virtually maintenance-free landscapes, apartments have an opportunity to not only green their properties but go really green. Earth-friendly landscaping is […]


Be Seen in Green: The Future of Drought-Tolerant Grass

Preservation of natural resources remains a big topic in multifamily, enough that discussions about reducing energy and utility use typically fill a session or two at education conferences. Not long ago, an industry executive mentioned her company was being a good steward of the environment and eliminating lawns with concrete in the same breath as […]

Apartment Landscape

Get Green this Spring: A 3-Month Apartment Landscape Plan

A beautiful apartment landscape is a work in progress that requires a solid plan, good timing, and some patience. It’s no secret that a great looking apartment landscape has the kind of curb appeal that will catch the eyes of not only existing residents but prospects. With spring around the corner, now is the time […]


New Apartment Developments Can Raise the Bar for Future Water Conservation

As apartment construction volumes increase across the U.S., each new apartment community is an opportunity to install strategic landscaping and water conservation practices.

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5 Easy Steps for Converting Outdated Fountains into Low-Maintenance Planters

Converting an old or broken water fountain into an attractive, low-maintenance amenity is a great way to welcome guests and residents while making a statement for water conservation.

Hybrid Grass Makes Lawns Greener

Hybrid Grass Enhances Lawnscaping for Apartment Communities

Thanks to developments in hybrid grasses over the years, apartment communities have almost as many choices in grass varieties as they do types of counter tops and flooring.

Seasonal Landscaping Tips: Fall Cleanup for Apartment Properties

Seasonal Landscaping Tips: Fall Cleanup for Apartment Properties

The seasonal burst of color has started in many areas of the country, and with the spectacular displays come one seasonal rite of passage – fall leaf cleanup. With a little planning, fall leaf cleanup can be minimized. And at the same time, the landscape will maintain a cleaner, healthier look for much of the season.

Smart Irrigation Reduces Property Management Costs

How Smart Irrigation Reduces Property Management Costs

Smart irrigation systems can not only help property management companies conserve water while keeping apartment landscaping looking lush and green, they help owners and operators more closely monitor expenses.


Perennial Curb Appeal: Four Tips for Creating Year-Long Color

Property managers can reduce their color budgets while maintaining a consistent look of eye-catching color by using a strategic approach of mixing perennials and annuals during spring and fall plantings.


Landscape Lighting Helps Apartment Marketing Burn into the Night

Whether or not a potential renter is looking for a new place, a well-lit apartment community leaves a powerful impression that can separate one property from the next.

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